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No decision on DCR’s dog park

May 12, 2017
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The state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has not made a decision about its proposal for a dog park in the Southwest Corridor Park, according spokesperson Mark Steffen. DCR held a public meeting on April 5 to propose building an off-leash dog park within the Southwest Corridor Park near Anson Street. The plan...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Check-in with RVMS

May 12, 2017
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Roslindale Village Main Street (RVMS) has been diving into spring by hosting family-friendly events in vacant buildings and planning a local business forum and farmers market. RVMS is an independent nonprofit that aims to bring together local volunteers, businesses, and public agencies to strengthen Roslindale Village economically and aesthetically. Alia Hamada Forrest, executive director...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Walk Hill St. development heads to BPDA board

May 12, 2017
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The 289 Walk Hill St. residential development in Roslindale is slated to go before the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board, according to BPDA spokesperson Bonnie McGilpin. The BPDA board will review the project during its May 11 meeting, which is after the Gazette deadline, and will likely approve it. The BPDA staff...

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Former James’s Gate co-owner opens new bar

May 12, 2017
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The Gate Bar and Restaurant, owned by one of the co-owners of the now closed James’s Gate, opened on Washington Street in Egleston Square on May 5, according to a press release. The opening of the restaurant brings an Irish pub to the Egleston Square neighborhood. Paul Byrne, who co-owned and operated James’s Gate...

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JP has many community gardens, but vacant spots hard to come by

April 28, 2017
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As spring is upon us, Jamaica Plain residents are sure to be actively tending their many community gardens. Community gardening has been popular in the neighborhood, but newly interested residents may have a long wait before an available spot becomes available. According to Chuck Collins, who has been involved in a garden at the...

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JP tiene muchos jardines comunitarios pero pocos espacios

April 28, 2017
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Como cada primavera, residentes de Jamaica Plain están trabajando en sus muchos jardines comunitarios. La jardinería comunitaria ha sido popular en el vecindario, pero residentes interesados pueden esperar mucho tiempo para conseguir una parcela. Según Chuck Collins, del jardín del laboratorio estatal en South Street, muchos de los jardines de Jamaica Plain están manejados...

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Local cooperative to raise money for organizations

April 28, 2017
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A volunteer-based initiative, Nasty Cooperative, has been started by a Jamaica Plain resident to build community, raise funds for organizations in need, and encourage others to do the same. Sarah Bob, the founder, is a professional pianist who has been running a music/visual art concert series for seventeen seasons. She started the cooperative after...

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City releases capital budget

April 28, 2017
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The City recently released the capital budget for the fiscal year of 2018 and Jamaica Plain is set to receive City funding for revitalization of Jamaica Pond pathways and improvements projects in Hyde Square and Franklin Park, according to a press release. The capital budget will need to be approved by the City Council....

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JP Kids: City releases RFP for grants for kids programs

April 28, 2017
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Summer youth programs can now apply for grants of up to $4,000 to enrich their programming, according to a press release. The Boston Centers for Youth and Families (BCYF) Summer Grants request for proposals (RFP) have been released by BCYF and the City of Boston. They are intended to increase the number and variety...

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JP Kids: Afterschool program raising awareness on potential funding cuts

April 28, 2017
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As Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week wraps up this week, a local afterschool program is raising awareness for its value to the community in the face of potential federal funding cuts which may threaten afterschool programs. Afterschool professionals work with children and youth in school and community-based settings to provide extended learning opportunities and care...

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